Please see this sentence "Do you like eating fruits?".
If we stress the
iː in "eating", then do we link
iː so that it can become
I guess that we don't link
iː, but we will make a short stop or pause at
k for a few milliseconds so that we can have enough energy to stress the word "eating". So, it will be like
..../laɪk (pause here for a few milliseconds) 'iːtɪŋ/....
But, I often hear the linkage
/laɪkit/ in "Do you like it?". So I guess that if we don't stress "it" then we can link "like" to "it".
When do and don't we link 2 adjacent words in pronunciation?
What is the rule of linking in English pronunciation?